Script training and generalization for people with aphasia Public Deposited

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  • March 21, 2019
  • Goldberg, Samantha R.
    • Affiliation: School of Medicine, Department of Allied Health Sciences, Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences
  • A multiple baseline study was conducted to test the effect of script training intervention on fluency, rate of speech, grammatical complexity, and content production of target scripts for two participants with non-fluent aphasia. Script training occurred in person and via Skype. Both participants showed improvement on all variables for both scripts, with the greatest effects for rate of speech for both participants, as well as use of script-related words for Participant A and number of disfluencies Participant B. During generalization probes, both participants demonstrated functional use of their learned scripts in a less structured communicative context. Factors that influenced accuracy and rate of script learning included self-cueing skills, motivation, and level of impairment.
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  • "... in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in the Department of Allied Health Sciences, Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences."
  • Haley, Katarina L.
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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  • Chapel Hill, NC
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